VirnetX won another big Jury verdict against Apple — $500 million after the Jury found that Apple’s FaceTime
, iMessage and VPN on Demand violated several VirnetX patents. U.S. Patent Nos. 6,502,135, 7,490,151, 7,418,504, and 7,921,211. The district court previously ruled on summary judgment that the patents were not invalid.
In a 2012 decision, prior versions of the services were found to be infringing several of the same patents — adding another $300 million to the tab. In addition, in this case a separate jury previously awarded another $500 million for separate acts of infringement.
In parallel fashion, PTAB has ruled the asserted claims of all of the patents invalid. All these conflicting rulings are now coming together for a big party (or perhaps train wreck) at the Federal Circuit. I hope the court can reach a well reasoned decision.